Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear with a requirement for SMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SMS over the 6 months to 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Short Message Service (SMS)
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 58 145
Rank change year-on-year -22 +87 -
Contract jobs citing SMS 8 35 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.83% 3.81% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.02% 15.56% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 30 0
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £325 £306 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.30% - -
North East median daily rate £304 £305 -
% change year-on-year -0.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £15.00 £18.12 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.20% -37.53% -
North East median hourly rate £14.50 £17.48 £29.00
% change year-on-year -17.05% -39.72% -

SMS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 133 225 613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 13.87% 24.51% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 182 407
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £375 £339 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.70% +4.23% -30.85%
10th Percentile £208 £225 £207
90th Percentile £536 £538 £463
North East median daily rate £364 £330 £323
% change year-on-year +10.23% +2.13% -23.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 64
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £35.00 £15.80 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +121.52% -43.57% +10.89%
10th Percentile £14.96 £9.10 £15.00
90th Percentile £45.20 £31.80 £36.00
North East median hourly rate £15.70 £14.31 £28.00
% change year-on-year +9.71% -48.89% +16.67%

SMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing SMS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for SMS in Tyne and Wear

SMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SMS in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for SMS in Tyne and Wear

SMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SMS in Tyne and Wear

SMS
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMS within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 12 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 8 £325 +6.30%
SMS
North East

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for SMS.

1 4 (50.00%) HTML
1 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (50.00%) CSS
1 4 (50.00%) CMS
1 4 (50.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 4 (50.00%) Sitecore
1 4 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (37.50%) ES6
3 2 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (25.00%) Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Apple
4 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Phone
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (12.50%) Android
4 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving

SMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) CMS
1 4 (50.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) CSS
1 4 (50.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 2 (25.00%) Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) ES6
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (12.50%) Apple